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“The duo kicks off with 'all Jazz is free' ... we first hear Mahall's bass clarinet with a loopimg mid-register melody shadowed by rhythmic and, mostly consonant, comping by Schlippenbach. Soon, it isn't Mahall leading but Schlippenbach's jazz inflected streams of consciousness darting about. The duo proceeds in a good natured pursuit - handing off leads and supporting roles, intensifying as they go. Schlippenbach's rhythms get punchy, giving Mahall something to run into and bounce off in a new...

"Once again the outside world has provided a launching point and a system of order to draw from for Rudresh. The music on Codebook stems from ideas and concepts related to cryptography. The varied systems provided the groundwork for Rudresh to approach th

"Kinsmen is a groundbreaking project by alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa that melds jazz and South Indian Carnatic music into a single organic whole. Features Kadri Gopalnath, a living legend of Carnatic music and a true innovator in introducing...

"Mother Tongue is the latest album from Indian-American composer and alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. Mother Tongue is Rudresh’s musical attempt to dispel the mistaken notion that India, with its multiple cultures, religions and hundreds of spoken...

"Rudresh Mahanthappa is widely considered one of the most important jazz musicians today, perennially at or near the top of the DownBeat Critic’s Poll. At the age of 75, Bunky Green is a significant, though unsung, trendsetter in the history of jazz...

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the last of the three and my favorite of their albums. Recorded live in Central Park, NYC on August 5th, 1973, it makes it into the pantheon if only for the incredible, 20' long "Dream". Good..

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

This is the 2000, 20-bit remastered edition of this classic fusion album. What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the middle of the three and my favorite of the two studio works. And this version of it sounds amazingly good....

An insane price on 5 albums by one of the greatest bands of all time. You get the three fantastic releases by the original band (The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire and Between Nothingness and Enternity - albunms that just are bursting with...

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

This is the 1998, 20-bit remastered edition of this classic fusion album. And this version of it sounds amazingly good. What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the first of the three, and introduced the monster lineup of John...

An entire studio album lost for 25 years. The follow up to Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire. This is true. This is the lost studio album of the the tracks that the band decided to release in live form (Between Nothingness and Eternity) as their final studio album. But someone realized what this was in 1999 and the tapes from June 25-29, 1973 were exhumed, 20-bit remastered and released. And, while I am happy it came out, for me, I can see why they ultimately decided to release the live versions...

"As the second album to document the second Mahavishnu Orchestra, this one isn't as, well, apocalyptic as its predecessor, yet it does focus more intently on the band itself. Jean-Luc Ponty's curling electric violin lines help give this Mahavishnu...

Maheux is the drummer for Spaced Out, but this very fine solo work proves he's much more than that. Using drums/programming and joined by upright bass, violin, piano/keyboards and trumpet, he's created a space-age jazz album, one that has a little bit ...

"Progressive fusion drum wizard Martin Maheux launched his latest MM Circle CD. Entitled "Sibylle", combines elements of jazz fusion, chamber music, progressive and features a jazz quartet and a string quartet with two cellos. The Martin Maheux Circle...



''One of the unsung heroes from the early days of minimalism, David Mahler has been making music since the early 1970s. A master of the tape recorder and the razor blade, his pieces are legendary and (as is often the case with experimental composers,) ...

Studio set of uncompromising improvised music by the Mahout" trio recorded June 2003, together with solo tracks by the three members. The Mahout are Borah Bergman - piano, George Haslam - baritone sax and tarogato and Paul Hession - drum set." [Slam]

Quite good, very 70s sounding jazz-rock from Brazil. I guess this doesn't exactly break any new ground, but if you like to hear that classic guitar and keyboard led jazz-rock sound (this reminded me a bit of Energit, among others), this is a nice disc...


"...if you are prepared to retune your ears to the caustic guitar eruption running in parallel with some heavenly cosmic chanting, then you will be richly rewarded."-Beard Rock

One of the most celebrated Japanese underground bands have returned..

Majeure is better known to y'all as A.E. Paterra, the half of Zombi who isn't Steve Moore. In Zombi, he's the drummer, but as Majeure, like Steve, he's a synthi genius who pulls out FAT analog Moog sounds that sound like they were lifted right off of...

Keeril Makan is an astonishing young American composer whose work is rich in detail and visceral in intensity. Of mixed Indian and Jewish descent, he has studied in Paris, Helsinki, Oberlin, and Berkeley, and is currently on the faculty at MIT...

Very unique, interesting and exciting group.
"Philadelphia’s Make a Rising is back, bigger and better than ever. Expanded to a sextet for its second album, Make a Rising has realized its potential. After laudatory press for 2005 debut Rip Through...

Composer/percussionist Jim Meneses jokes that after the Stickmen disintegrated in 1983, he made 20 CDs nobody's ever heard." Not true. Meneses solo and with percussive partner Toshi Makihara has made new avant-garde recordings celebrated the world ove..

"This is a solo album by the leader and the guitar player of an unique and distinctively sounding Japanese band "Acid Mothers Temple". Makoto Kawabata offers us his personal vision of THE DRONE, which is a buzzing of slow and hypnotic forms. It is of...

"Inspired by Popol Vuh and originally released in a tiny pressing of 550 on vinyl from the inimitable Acid Mothers Temple front man. Included on this cd reissue are the bonus tracks from the even more limited 7" included with 100 copies of the original...

"Duo collaboration between the Japanese female accordionist à qui avec Gabriel, who previously released a solo album on John Zorn's Tzadik label, and Acid Mothers Temple guitarist and guitar-drone soundscape artist Kawabata Makoto. Kawabata's guitar...

"Avant-garde duo collaboration between the brilliant Japanese female accordionist "à qui avec Gabriel", who previously released a solo album on John Zorn's Tzadik label, and the leader and the guitar player of Acid Mothers Temple, for a pleasing blend...

"Basement Echo is the historical meeting point of two generations of the Japanese underground. Kawabata Makoto, leader of The Acid Mothers Temple, and Michishita Shinsuke, leader of LSD March, are together here for the first time in a guitar duo...

"Maksymenko plays drums with the force and power of a thousand supercomputers, he composes with the originality of a team of duck billed platypuses writing a sequel to Gravity's Rainbow, and he's more fun to listen to than Disneyland."-Henry Kaiser.

This is a collection of some of the very small but very great work by drummer/composer Michael Maksymenko, best known - if at all - for the amazing album and EP he did with the trio Kraldjuranstalten.
It collects eight tracks by Kraldjursanstan...

"Maksymenko plays drums with the force and power of a thousand supercomputers, he composes with the originality of a team of duck billed platypuses writing a sequel to Gravity's Rainbow, and he's more fun to listen to than Disneyland."-Henry Kaiser.

This is a collection of some of the very small but very great work by drummer/composer Michael Maksymenko, best known - if at all - for the amazing album and EP he did with the trio Kraldjuranstalten.
It collects eight tracks by Kraldjursanstan...

Tony Malaby - tenor and soprano saxophones
Angelica Sanchez - piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
Tom Rainey - drums

“The second highly anticipated, Malaby/Sanchez/Rainey trio album more than 15 years after their first one.”

Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophones / Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet / William Parker, double bass / Nasheet Waits, drums.

"Having a trio like the one founded by saxophonist Tony Malaby with the likes of William Parker and Nasheet Waits was...

Tony Malaby, soprano and tenor saxophones / Michaël Attias, alto saxophone / Joachim Badenhorst, bass clarinet / Andrew Hadro, baritone saxophone / Ralph Alessi, trumpet / Ben Gerstein, trombone / Dan Peck, tuba / Kris Davis, piano / John Hollenbeck...

Totally great band on this one: Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Ben Monder, electric guitar; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums.

"Tony Malaby (b. 1964) is a highly respected figure in the downtown New York contemporary jazz scene. He is...

Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophones / Drew Gress, bass / Tom Rainey, drums / John Hollenbeck, drums, percussion, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel and melodica.

Unbelievable grouping; where else can you hear Tom Rainey and John..

Playable on any player, but will give really amazing sound when played on a SACD player.
Three great players combine for a unique sound here.
Tony Malaby: tenor & soprano saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello, electronics
John Hollenbeck

Tony Malaby saxophone
Mat Maneri viola
Daniel Levin cello

“'New Artifacts” documents a thrilling concert in Brooklyn by Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, and Daniel Levin. The performance captured here transformed the listeners in attendance that evening, bringing them into a creative world open with possibilities. Now, with this recording, Malaby, Maneri, and Levin invite you into their narrative of sound. This is music rich in gesture, and a music that is lyrical at its core. Its lyricism does

Tony Malaby tenor and soprano saxophones / Ben Monder guitar / Eivind Opsvik double bass / Nasheet Waits drums.
"One critic said it all: if someone like Joe Lovano is the jazz equivalent to The Beatles, than Tony Malaby’s rock analogy are The Rolling Stones. What does that mean? Simple, it means that the saxophonist and composer leading the band Paloma Recio is a wild card, always doing what you don’t expect him to do. If you still think that categories like “mainstream” and “avant-garde” are at war...

Tony Malaby - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
Ben Monder - Guitar
Michael Formanek - Double Bass
Tom Rainey - Drums

Great, swinging, moderately ‘out’ jazz, with everyone playing their brains out and Monder playing much more aggressively then he often does!

Throughout his time as an improvising bandleader in New York City, saxophonist Tony Malaby has led a host of groups, amongst them a trio with tuba and drums and another with cello and drums (documented on 2008's Warblepeck). The timbral and textural...

First-ever reissue of this fairly shockingly odd, 'psychedelic', instrumental album, which was recorded very early: August 17, 1966. Think about what was going on in music at that time and then listen to this and be very surprised...

“Malady, perhaps the finest current torchbearers of the Scandinavian Progressive Rock tradition, are set to release their third album Ainavihantaa (Perennially Verdant). Performing in their native Finnish language, Malady have already managed to acquire international cult following with their earlier albums Malady (2015) and Toinen toista (2018).
The new album on one hand continues in the same bold organic retrofuturist fashion they’re known for, while on the other the lineup addition of Taavi...


Don Malfon - alto and baritone saxophones

“The music on Mutable is a totally acoustic sonic exploration. It is an investigation that has led to the development of certain extended techniques in order to discover the ultimate limits of the sound of the saxophone and to try to create new sounds on the instrument.”

Special price on this expensive import, while they last. "...Blur and Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn acts as a world music ringleader with Mali Music. Serving as a benefit to the Oxfam charity, this first release from Albarn's own Honest Jon's label...

"Their best sounding live recording so far...A stunning set , a highly recommanded CD. This is live-music at it's best !"-rateyourmusic.com

"'Live Anthology', the tenth album of the Malibran, is a collection of live pieces recorded between 1994 and 2001 in the "classic" six-element formation, which has been publishing work since 1990. In particular, the second album, entitled 'The Doors of Silence', was voted one of the best 10 albums of Italian Progressive Rock of the 90s. And the homonymous suite, placed at the close of this 'Live Anthology', is now published for the first time ever in a live version of it.
With this line up the....

Malibran are a current Italian band who play classical/symphonic rock reminiscent of Banco and other 70s Italian classics. This is a collection of unreleased materials from 1989 - 2002.

"Hard rock mixed with soft symphonic prog. The first album..

Malibran were one of the most important & most visible of Italy's reviving Rock Progressivo Italiano scene in the 90s and into the early 00s.

It's hard to tell from the promo blurb if this set of rare tracks, which includes some very interesting covers, is the swan song release from them, or if they are still at it. It's been quite a long time since their last one, so my guess is that this is goodbye.

Either way, this is quite a good listen for fans of the classic Italian sound, most...